Can you believe we’re already to the THIRD TRIMESTER?! Time has flown by (well, kind of). Baby is certainly starting to distend my stomach more and more these past two weeks. It’s crazy how much your body can change just in a matter of days. I was standing in my moms bedroom earlier this week and she said “wow, baby has grown this trip!”
I’ve also noticed that my belly distends significantly more as he starts moving around. So when baby is sleeping, my belly bump isn’t nearly as noticeable as when he’s moving around in there. He’s also gotten big enough to where now when he kicks, you can see it from the outside of my stomach. It’s kind of creepy actually. lol.
Okay so on to the update. Rather than doing the usual survey, I’m going to answer some questions I’ve received over Instagram DM and thought maybe more of you would want to know the answer to as well.
Q: Are we getting a 3D UltraSound?
A: No, we are not. I know they are a really cool and unique way of seeing your baby before they are born, but to be completely frank- I feel like the babies face looks kind of weird in the images they produce. Obviously I’ll love the little guy no matter what he looks like, but having a (possibly creepy) image in my head for the next 12 weeks before I actually see him in person just doesn’t sit right with me. Theres no telling what position baby boy will be in when we get the next ultrasound- his face may be smooshed up against my belly, in which case his face is going to look flattened on the 3-D scan.
Of course everyone is entitled to their own decisions on this, but Mauricio and I have both agreed to wait and make the first time we see him in the delivery room 🙂
Q: Have we decided on a name?
A: Eeeeepp sore subject. lol. We need to have this discussion again soon, but it always causes an argument so we’ve both been tiptoeing around it. Mauricio is the 3rd in his family and he wants to pass on his name to our son as well (making him the 4th). As I’ve stated before, I’m a bit of a feminist and don’t agree with this tradition. The male already gets to pass down their last name to our children so it doesn’t seem right that they should get to pass on their first name as well. (Just my opinion- I know there are tons of women out there who are happy to pass down their husbands name… and thats cool too).
Additionally, Mauricio’s Dad (whom we call Mauricio Sr or ‘ Big Mauricio’) is around us and the rest of my family quite a bit, so to try to differentiate between 3 different Mauricios when speaking is just too much– luckily, his parents agree with this and do not want us to pass the name down. They want us to come up with a new name to give our son- so no, I am not disrespecting his family in anyway by not wanting to pass down the name.
So what do I want to name the baby? ANDRE 🙂 Thats actually Mauricios middle name and I love it. So truly, its not that far of a stretch… fingers crossed we can convince him. He’s a stubborn one!
Q: What does my workout routine look like now?
A: To be honest, it’s not looking great. I do still have a gym membership and I do go, just not nearly as frequently as I used to. I try to get there 3x/week… but it doesn’t always happen. Considering I used to be an avid gym-goer (we’re talking 6-7/week) it’s pretty crazy to hear myself say that, but between the pregnancy fatigue and the freezing temperatures, the motivation isn’t really there some days.
Q: What does my diet look like now?
A: I actually don’t think that I eat that many more calories than I did pre-pregnancy. HOWEVER, I do eat more carbs than I used to. I used to follow a very clean whole-foods only diet (mostly protein and fat) which works really well for my body when I’m not pregnant. BUT during pregnancy its a bit harder to digest all that fiber. Typically my cravings come in the form of very easy to digest junk foods … i.e flaming hot cheetos and chips ahoy cookies. I don’t crave fast food or anything like that though.
Q: Favorite Clothing Items
A: As my baby belly is getting bigger, comfort is pretty much the only thing I care about the second I walk into the apartment. Well, its all I care about when doing pretty much anything now if I’m honest. lol.
Favorite Bottoms: Ingrid & Isabel, Secret Fit Belly, AG Jeans, and the Align Pant from LuluLemon (not- linkable unfortunately). Also, these maternity spanx are AMAZING for when you need to keep it tight.
Favorite Tops: I pretty much live in long tunic-style tops like this one- Mixed Media Tunic (Non-Maternity), Comfy Sweatshirts like this Free People one, fun graphic sweatshirts like this one and every color of these Free People Thermal Shirts
Intimates: Free People Racerback Lace Bralette — Trust me, so comfortable! (non-maternity)
Q: Are we going to reveal our Nursery?
A: So unfortunately we are not doing a nursery in this apartment, so that project is on hold. When we signed our lease here we had ZERO IDEA we were pregnant…. and well, it’s not very baby-friendly. It’s a very spacious two-floor apartment with two sets of stairs inside just our unit alone. Not to mention the outside staircases to get up to the doors. Imagine me trying to lug myself, a baby, and a stroller up all those stairs by myself…. ya, not happening.
Our lease ends in July so our current plan is to try to tough it out those first couple of months and then move closer to Mauricios office (in Back Bay) in August. We won’t be able to afford as nice of a place in that part of the city (rent here is OUTRAGEOUS), but we will be in walking distance of pretty much anything we could ever want to do AND Mauricio will be able to walk to and from work.
This will also help during times where he is swamped and needs to be at the office more, but still wants to come home for dinner and bath time with baby. Then once the baby goes to sleep he can go back to the office if he needs to and not be missing out on those special moments. Our current place is only like a 15-20 minute bus ride from his office, but its still not feasible for him to go back and forth.
Anyway, as soon as we get into our new place I will certainly be doing a nursery and will show y’all asap 🙂
Any more questions I didn’t answer? Leave them down below and I’ll answer them on the next bumpdate!